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Item Number 33524 Item Type Archive
Item Name document Quantity of Item 1
Classification Experimental Plant & Processes Associated Date 1939-1943
Description Great Britain, Chemical Research - Oil Source Rocks. Correspondence and memoranda relating to an attempt to identify the chemical properties by which sediments capable of generating oil may be recognised. From 1937 - 1941, chemical work was carried out at Middleton Hall by Scottish Oils Ltd on possible oil-source rocks, mainly from Southern England. The file includes quarterly reports on the rock samples tested and detailed instructions for Dr Trask's method of determining the nitrogen/reduction ratios of reputed petroleum source rocks. Also includes: correspondence discussing a similar programme for testing rocks from the Eakring area suggested by the Anglo-American Oil Co; an extract from the February 1941 Petroleum Times on the origin of crude petroleum; and a discussion of possible methods of increasing the permeability of Nottinghamshire sandstone. 1939-1943
Institution BP Archive
Geographic Location
West Lothian
Associated Organisations
Scottish Oils Ltd
Associated Places
Middleton Hall
Associated People